Emerging tobacco products ban begins

2015-12-15 08:05:15

A ban on so-called emerging tobacco products will be phased in beginning on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health on Monday.

Shrimp tied to supplier who employs slave labor

2015-12-15 08:05:15

Poor migrant workers and children are being sold to factories in Thailand and forced to peel shrimp that ends up in global supply chains, including those of Wal-Mart and Red Lobster, the world's largest retailer and the world's largest seafood restaurant chain, an Associated Press investigation found.

Seoul has no plans for new negotiations with Pyongyang

2015-12-15 08:05:15

The Republic of Korea said on Monday that it had no plans to propose a fresh dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea after rare high-level talks over the weekend fizzled out with no agreement.

Typhoon strikes Philippines; 750,000 evacuated to safety

2015-12-15 08:05:15

Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the central Philippines on Monday as a typhoon with winds of up to 150 km/h made landfall, dumping heavy rain that could cause flooding, landslides and storm surges, authorities warned.

Talks with ROK to 'set example'

2015-12-15 08:02:37

Negotiations on maritime demarcation between China and the Republic of Korea will help set a good example for resolving maritime issues, experts said.

Top court poised to rule on family laws

2015-12-15 08:02:37

Japan's top court will rule this week on two 19th-century family laws that critics say are sexist and out of touch.

China, ROK to start maritime demarcation negotiation next week

2015-12-14 19:01:38

China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will hold the first round of negotiations on maritime demarcation in Seoul on Dec 22, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.

Paris climate pact seen as 'most important agreement ever' in Australia

2015-12-14 10:40:53

Australian MPs hailed the success of the Paris climate talks on Monday, with Environment Minister Greg Hunt describing the pact as "arguably the most important environmental agreement ever".

China eyes positive outcome of DPRK-ROK talks

2015-12-11 20:50:09

China voiced support for contact between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) and hoped for positive outcome of vice-ministerial talks between the two countries.

Myanmar gov't forms support committee to manage power transfer

2015-12-11 11:16:00

Myanmar government has formed a support committee to manage power transfer following a significant meeting between President U Thein Sein and Chairperson of the election-winning National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi early this month, an official report said Friday.

Deals with Azerbaijan to boost Silk Road plan

2015-12-11 07:56:53

China and Azerbaijan signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday to boost the building of the Silk Road Economic Belt.

China seeks to ease tension after H-bomb claim by DPRK

2015-12-11 07:13:59

The DPRK said it has turned into "a powerful nuclear weapons state ready to detonate (a) self-reliant A-bomb and H-bomb".